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QuickBooks 2014 All-in-one for Dummies

QuickBooks 2014 All-in-one for Dummies

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By (author) Stephen L. Nelson

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 648 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 224mm x 36mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 27 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118720083
  • ISBN 13: 9781118720080
  • Sales rank: 265,304

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Keep your budget on track and your business booming with QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies ! QuickBooks is your one-stop shop for taking care of all those financial chores that are essential to keep your small business up and running, and this all-in-one guide makes managing your books easier than ever. Written by CPA and trusted financial author Stephen L. Nelson, this popular For Dummies bestseller has been updated for the latest version of QuickBooks and financial practices. You'll find eight self-contained minibooks that start with the basics of bookkeeping and accounting and walk you all the way through creating business plans and taking advantage of other business resources. Helps you understand accounting procedures and concepts, set up QuickBooks for your business needs, and start speaking the language of finance Explains how to invoice customers, pay vendors, monitor inventory, track accounts, and computer employee wages and payroll deductions Covers important accounting tasks like preparing financial statements, filing taxes, planning a budget, developing a business plan, forecasting, and assessing the health of your business Includes eight minibooks: An Accounting Primer, Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks, Bookkeeping Chores, Accounting Chores, Financial Management, Business Plans, Care & Maintenance, and Additional Business Resources Don't put off those pesky accounting tasks any longer! QuickBooks 2014 All-in-One For Dummies makes managing your business finances a snap and gives you the confidence to tackle the books like a pro.

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Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Taxation. His 100-plus books, including QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies , have sold more than four million copies.

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8 books in 1Getting Started with an Accounting PrimerGetting Ready to Use QuickBooksBookkeeping ChoresAccounting ChoresFinancial ManagementBusiness PlansCare and MaintenanceAdditional Business ResourcesHandle all your small business financial chores. It's easy with QuickBooks -- and this guideQuickBooks helps you take control of your small business finances, and this handy reference makes it easier to use QuickBooks! In these eight minibooks in one volume, you'll find expert advice on setting up QuickBooks for your business needs; using it for accounting, bookkeeping, and business planning; keeping your data safe; and much more.An accounting primer -- from debits and credits to double-entry bookkeeping, here's your intro to accountingStarting off right -- set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your businessBookkeeping basics -- tackle essentials like invoicing customers, paying vendors and employees, tracking inventory, and moreGood habits -- prepare financial statements, plan a budget, use activity-based costing, and set up project and job costingFinancial management -- step up to advanced tasks, such as ratio analysis, Economic Value Added analysis, and capital budgetingLooking before you leap -- find out how to write a business plan that can help you find your nicheCare and maintenance -- set up a network, protect your data, and troubleshoot common problemsExpand your horizons -- discover many useful online resources for businessesOpen the book and find: Basics of double-entry bookkeepingSteps for computing employee wages and payroll deductionsHow to track accounts receivable and payableTips for customizing invoicesHow to use ratio analysis to track the health of your businessDetails about preparing and managing a budgetAdvice on developing a business plan forecastWays to simplify tax preparation

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Getting Started with an Accounting Primer 5 Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting 7 Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping 25 Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems 43 Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks 65 Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks 67 Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists 85 Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks 109 Book III: Bookkeeping Chores 143 Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers 145 Chapter 2: Paying Vendors 179 Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items 199 Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts 229 Chapter 5: Paying Employees 261 Book IV: Accounting Chores 273 Chapter 1: For Accountants Only 275 Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports 291 Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget 313 Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing 327 Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems 343 Book V: Financial Management 355 Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis 357 Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis 375 Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell 389 Book VI: Business Plans 405 Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis 407 Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast 427 Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan 465 Book VII: Care and Maintenance 479 Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks 481 Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data 501 Chapter 3: Troubleshooting 517 Book VIII: Additional Business Resources 525 Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel 527 Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses 545 Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms 563 Index 597